The Labour Party has over 2000 members in Canterbury, Whitstable and the villages, and is continuing to grow. In June 2017 we elected Rosie Duffield as MP for Canterbury, overturning a majority of almost 10.000 and finally ensuring that Canterbury has a progressive, modern voice in Parliament.

We have four city councillors and are the only credible and effective opposition to the Conservatives’ agenda of austerity. We are standing up for vital local services, jobs, growth, decent housing and the environment. Join us.

Labour group take principled stand on councillor pay

The Local Labour Group has today launched an online petition in support of its council motion to show solidarity with public sector workers. The council motion, which will come to a vote on the 19th October, calls for the city leaders to ‘limit any future increases to...
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Job Centre protest planned for Friday

Whitstable Job Centre will close on Friday 13th October and the irony of this macabre date is not going unnoticed.  The Whitstable Labour Party has been petitioning DWP to retain the service for the last four years and on its last day is planning a protest to say a...
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Have you had your say? How council consultation fails to spark interest

I’ve just clicked “send” on my personal submission to the City Council’s Community Governance Review. You switched off yet? The truth is that the Community Governance Review is extremely important and yet no one is talking about it. Currently 70% of people living in...
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Rich Girl Vs Theresa May

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How do we make Canterbury a greener city?

Everyone agrees that Canterbury is a highly congested city, with all the concomitant issues that result: poor air quality, health problems for its citizens, delays and a host of other related challenges. Various transport plans and strategies exist to offer solutions,...
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Local party win Best Practice Award

Members of the local Labour Party were this week given an award by Jeremy Corbyn and General Secretary of the Labour Party Iain McNicol, in recognition of their work engaging and involving members in this years General Election Campaign. The Labour Party in...
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Greetings from Brighton

Andrew Lambirth, Chair of Canterbury Labour Party Branch reflects on Labour Party Conference 2017. The views expressed are Andrew’s own and may not reflect the view of other delegates from the Canterbury and Whitstable CLP On Sunday morning, the Canterbury and...
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This is the Britain I see and it’s a disgrace

At the beginning of September, Jeremy Corbyn, questioned the Prime Minister on why the United Nations Committee on Rights of Persons with Disabilities had described the current situation as a “human catastrophe”. In her response, The Prime Minister said “we have...
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A cautious welcome for the new cinema in Kingsmead

Alan Baldock, Labour Councillor for Northgate, talks about the new plans for the Kingsmead area after their plans were released last week. "Picture the scene, it’s the summer of 2004, Robbie Williams is playing on the radio and tucked between Roger Federer beating...
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On yer bike

Next Saturday members  from the Constituency Labour Party are cycling the ring road in Canterbury to help celebrate the World Car Free Day. Last year Labour councillors won support from the Canterbury Area Member Panel for a car free day for the city, but since this...
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